NORTH COAST GAS PRICES 10 CENTS ABOVE STATE AVERAGE
It’s a reoccurring theme in areas of the North Coast— fours across the board that sometimes there’s not enough.
"They’re insane,” Stephanie Johnson said. “You just have to nickel and dime it."
Gas prices in California have risen 10.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.15 a gallon state-wide.
"It’s quite an expense for me,” Johnson said. “It just makes it a little bit harder to get through the week."
But for drivers in Humboldt County, $4.15 gallon is cheap.
Lifelong resident Doug Belts said he’s use to the prices.
“It’s always Eureka and Humboldt County that has the highest prices in the state," Belt said.
But for constant travelers like Jeremy Kish, who drives to Los Angeles twice a week, this is a problem.
"It hurts me a lot because I’m putting $200 in my gas tank and that leaves me broke," Kish said.
The national average is $3.68— but you won’t see that price even in Willits. The cheapest gas there is $3.87 at Arco. Take a look at where other North Coast cities stand: Garberville sits at an average of $4.29. Eureka and Crescent City at $4.27, and the cheapest average at $4.22 in Arcata and Fortuna.
"You got pay the price that they're asking,” Belts said. “I don't like it, but you have to do it."